Bottas’ time was considered unofficial because it came in testing.
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
With retired champion Nico Rosberg watching from the pits Wednesday, Valtteri Bottas set the fastest time since layout changes were made at the Circuit Barcelona-Catalunya a decade ago.Bottas, who replaced Rosberg after his surprise departure last year, had a time of 1 minute, 19.705 seconds in the morning session on Day 3 of testing, nearly two tenths faster than the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel in the afternoon. Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo was third with his morning lap, nearly one-and-a-half seconds slower than Bottas.McLaren's Fernando Alonso had a problem-free session after a series of issues on the first two days, although he was reportedly running on lower engine power. He finished with the tenth-fastest time among the 13 drivers who ran Wednesday.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE